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“Martina, this is where we would put a short quote from you, if you would like to send one.” Martina Hoffmann

“Martina Hoffmann is one of the most talented, exciting visionary artists working today. She has the ability to translate cosmic visions into dazzling art.” Chris Kilham

Martina Hoffmann
Title/s: 
Visionary Artist
Company (Other): 
Independent
Painter, Sculpture, Reiki Master

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Martina Hoffmann is a Visionary Artist. Born in Germany, Martina, spent her childhood in Germany as well as Cameroon, West Africa, where she was raised bi-lingually in French and German, while surrounded by African, French and German culture. Here she lived as a white minority in black Africa, one of her more valuable life experiences.

Upon returning to Europe with her family she finished her formal education in Germany majoring in art with professor Kiefer (father of Anselm Kiefer) while studying sculpting and French at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. As the need to travel and experiencing new places is an innate part of her nature, Martina moved to Paris, living there until the flow of events brought her to Cadaques, Spain (home of Salvador Dali). While discovering this romantic, beautiful bay on the Mediterranean coast she met visionary artist, Robert Venosa, and, inspired by his work, took up painting.

In her formative years as a painter, Martina also designed and marketed her own line of clothing and jewelry, with articles on her work and activities published in Ornament Magazine, Accessories Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, et al. As a painter and sculptor , Martina Hoffmann, intersperses her life of creating art with giving painting technique workshops with Venosa at such institutes as The Skyros Institute on the island of Skyros in Greece, Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California and the CIIS (California Institute of Integral Studies), as well as private workshops in Boulder, Colorado and on the Big Island in Hawaii.

In her latest work Hoffmann uses her inner visions as a guide and the inspiration for her paintings. She primarily sees herself as a 'translator' for these visions. Having started out with a more traditional approach Hoffmann's work has evolved into a Magical Realism all of her own, although she still enjoys using realistic elements in her visionary paintings.

Martina is also a Reiki-master, studies western herbalism and is continuously trying to broaden her understanding of how the universal energy moves in, through and around us. Martina Hoffmann's work has been exhibited internationally as well as being published in books, calendars and magazines.

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